the_leo saidI have a simple question; what makes you feel like its Christmas?
When it's most like the Christmases I knew as a child in the US Northeast, cold & snowy. Here in warm South Florida it's just another sales event.
We're considering a flight up to our friends' home in New Hampshire, where they're going for Christmas themselves. Then we won't have to decorate our own place at all, which looks ludicrous with a palm-tree backdrop, anyway.
But, this TSA airport hassle could be an issue, I don't wanna go through that delay & humiliation. And driving a car over 3000 miles round-trip isn't very appealing, either. Nor are the train connections up there very attractive.
So we dunno. Our Christmas might be here, a warm day like any other day, with some tinsel & crap put up. The Christmas celebration was a fairly recent northern European invention, and it really doesn't work anywhere else.